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25 May 2013 : DPA PHNOM PENH - One hundred rare turtle hatchlings have been released into the Mekong River in Cambodia as part of conservation efforts, after receiving a traditional Buddhist blessing from monks.
25 May 2013 : A Japanese politician who drew fire for calling "comfort women" a wartime necessity has been forced to apologise for suggesting US soldiers in Okinawa visit brothels to vent their violent frustrations.
04 Apr 2013 : SEOUL - North Korea's army says it has approved plans for nuclear attacks on US targets, the latest in a series of apocalyptic threats that have sent tensions soaring on the divided Korean peninsula.
04 Apr 2013 : Police in France are questioning three suspected Islamic extremists who were deported from Pakistan this week, judicial sources said Thursday.
04 Apr 2013 : The Indonesian army admitted on Thursday that its special forces stormed a jail and shot dead four prisoners who were awaiting trial accused of killing their superior officer.
04 Apr 2013 : SEOUL - Hackers apparently broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, as tensions rose on the Korean Peninsula.
04 Apr 2013 : Activist hackers appeared Thursday to have infiltrated North Korea's official news website and its accompanying Twitter and Flickr feeds, posting unflattering images of leader Kim Jong-Un.
04 Apr 2013 : Tokyo shares bounced and the yen tumbled Thursday after Japan unveiled more aggressive monetary easing, but other Asian markets slipped, with Seoul hit by growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
04 Apr 2013 : SIM cards costing just 1,500 kyat (50 baht) will go on sale in Myanmar from April 24, state TV announced on Wednesday evening.
04 Apr 2013 : Australian pace bowler James Pattinson will have abdominal surgery on Friday, sidelining him from playing in the Indian Premier League but not the Ashes, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
04 Apr 2013 : A new strain of bird flu has claimed two more lives in China's business capital of Shanghai, taking the total number of human deaths attributed to the H7N9 virus to five, state media said Thursday.
04 Apr 2013 : Fear and anxiety are spreading among hundreds of South Korean workers sitting 10 kilometres inside North Korea and trying to ride out a growing military crisis that is edging ever closer.